At Corstorphine & Wright, we take pride in supporting and celebrating the professional growth of our team members. Today, we are thrilled to highlight the achievements of Cameron Norgrove, who recently passed his CIAT Professional Qualification, making him a Chartered Architectural Technologist.
This milestone is a testament to Cameron’s hard work and dedication and the entire practice is extremely proud of his achievement.
- What has been your professional journey so far?
In 2016, whilst I was studying a Diploma Level 3 in Construction & the Built Environment, Corstorphine & Wright approached my college looking to take on a junior member of staff. After a successful trial week, I was employed whilst simultaneously completing my studies. Afterwards, I undertook the HNC Level 4 in the same subject and proudly qualified with merit in July 2019.
As of February 2023, I celebrated 7 years working for Corstorphine and Wright. I have really enjoyed working here and watching the company grow over the years. Over this time, I have been able to work on a variety of projects ranging various stages and sectors. This became particularly useful during the MCIAT application as I was able to provide a vast amount of evidence in various aspects of work.
- What projects / sectors are you currently working on? What interests you about this work?
I am currently working on Lighthorne Heath, a volume housing development based in Warwickshire and Longwood Close, a student residential scheme based in Coventry.
As I’ve predominantly worked on volume housebuilding since working for Corstorphine & Wright, I am finding work on Longwood Close particularly interesting. It has allowed me to use Revit more regularly and incorporate Building Information Modelling (BIM) practices, which are not typically employed in housing projects.
- What have been the most challenging/ most satisfying/ most enjoyable moments?
The most challenging and satisfying job I have worked on so far would be Europa Way, a zero-operational carbon housing scheme based in Warwickshire. It was interesting to learn what made the development zero-operational carbon and the various aspects of Mechanical & Engineering that was required to achieve this.
I have also really enjoyed work on Ironmonger Row, the conversion of an existing office block into private residential based in Coventry. I find site visits particularly satisfying as watching my work transfer from screen to real life construction is a rewarding process.
- What advice do you have for those undertaking their CIAT professional qualification?
My advice would be to absolutely try and achieve chartership. While it may seem a long-winded process, it is something I am now very proud of and is important to show clients and colleagues your competence in work.
Having worked on a variety of projects was helpful when it came to collecting evidence for my CIAT professional qualification. I found that most of the required evidence had already been completed, so it was simply a matter of organizing the folders.
The interview for me was the hardest part, however providing you know what you’re talking about you should be fine as it is more of an informal conversation than an ‘interrogation’.
- How do you like to spend time outside of work?
Outside of work, I like to watch and play football, listen to music, and go out for a few beers at the weekend.
I’m a big Wolves fan so like to attend games when I get chance and I have also recently moved out of my parent’s house for the first time, so all my time currently is taken up with trips to Ikea and moving furniture!